Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

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The movement reached its apotheosis in November 2006 at the Microcredit Summit in Halifax, Canada

—p.10 The Power of a Dollar (9) default author
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The movement reached its apotheosis in November 2006 at the Microcredit Summit in Halifax, Canada

—p.10 The Power of a Dollar (9) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

an economic law stating that supply creates its own demand (named after eighteenth-century French economist Jean-Baptiste Say)

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Unfortunately, Yunus had embraced a long-disproven fallacy known as Say’s law — the idea that supply creates its own demand. As the late economist Alice Amsden explained, the core problem in developing countries is not the supply of basic items, but the sheer lack of local demand (or purchasing power) required to pay for them.

—p.11 The Power of a Dollar (9) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

Unfortunately, Yunus had embraced a long-disproven fallacy known as Say’s law — the idea that supply creates its own demand. As the late economist Alice Amsden explained, the core problem in developing countries is not the supply of basic items, but the sheer lack of local demand (or purchasing power) required to pay for them.

—p.11 The Power of a Dollar (9) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

a term for the loans provided by the IMF and the World Bank to countries that experienced economic crises, which come with strings attached: privatisation and deregulation, mainly (the conditions are also known as the Washington Consensus)

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Similar policies were also implemented in the Global South throughout years of neoliberal structural adjustment.

—p.22 With Strings Attached (21) missing author
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Similar policies were also implemented in the Global South throughout years of neoliberal structural adjustment.

—p.22 With Strings Attached (21) missing author
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a set of 10 economic policy prescriptions considered to constitute the "standard" reform package promoted for crisis-wracked developing countries by Washington, D.C.–based institutions like the IMF and the World Bank (in a nutshell, neoliberalism); term first used in 1989 by English economist John Williamson

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Still, there are differences between the “Washington Consensus” policies of the past and those advanced by the brics. For one, China does not have a neoliberal economy

—p.50 The New Scramble for Africa (45) default author
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Still, there are differences between the “Washington Consensus” policies of the past and those advanced by the brics. For one, China does not have a neoliberal economy

—p.50 The New Scramble for Africa (45) default author
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(noun) a vote by which the people of an entire country or district express an opinion for or against a proposal especially on a choice of government or ruler

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Even a decade later, an informal plebiscite for the renationalization of Vale organized by unions, students, and the Landless People’s Movement in 2007 was able to mobilize three million votes.

—p.57 The Worst Company in the World (53) missing author
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Even a decade later, an informal plebiscite for the renationalization of Vale organized by unions, students, and the Landless People’s Movement in 2007 was able to mobilize three million votes.

—p.57 The Worst Company in the World (53) missing author
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(noun) defensive wall

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Community development, one of its officers giddily explained, could be a bulwark “against the leftist takeover of every hamlet in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.”

this is wild

—p.78 Thinking Small Won’t End Poverty (75) default author
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Community development, one of its officers giddily explained, could be a bulwark “against the leftist takeover of every hamlet in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.”

this is wild

—p.78 Thinking Small Won’t End Poverty (75) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

(noun) government by the wealthy / (noun) a controlling class of the wealthy

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Similar mechanisms prevail at the un, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank. Nationally, we aspire to live in democracies. Internationally, we inhabit a plutocracy.

referring to voting power in the IMF being based on economy size not pop size

—p.79 Thinking Small Won’t End Poverty (75) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

Similar mechanisms prevail at the un, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank. Nationally, we aspire to live in democracies. Internationally, we inhabit a plutocracy.

referring to voting power in the IMF being based on economy size not pop size

—p.79 Thinking Small Won’t End Poverty (75) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

a set of 10 economic policy prescriptions considered to constitute the "standard" reform package promoted for crisis-wracked developing countries by Washington, D.C.–based institutions like the IMF and the World Bank (in a nutshell, neoliberalism); term first used in 1989 by English economist John Williamson

81

Marketize, privatize, deregulate: the Washington Consensus mantra dominated policy in the developing world for a quarter century. For most the recipe was a disaster.

—p.81 Development From Below (81) default author
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Marketize, privatize, deregulate: the Washington Consensus mantra dominated policy in the developing world for a quarter century. For most the recipe was a disaster.

—p.81 Development From Below (81) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

the attributing of actions to a source, often involving actions that are criminal; accusation

83

I think this was a very flawed analysis, and it remains so now. It imputes to capitalists a motive and an interest that they’ve never had. Capitalists have always and everywhere had only one interest, which is making profits.

—p.83 Development From Below (81) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

I think this was a very flawed analysis, and it remains so now. It imputes to capitalists a motive and an interest that they’ve never had. Capitalists have always and everywhere had only one interest, which is making profits.

—p.83 Development From Below (81) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

(verb) to give a false impression of / (verb) to present an appearance not in agreement with / (verb) to show (something) to be false or wrong / (verb) to run counter to; contradict / (verb) disguise

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I guess this belies the notion that there was this national bourgeoisie that was in any way inherently progressive, or was a natural partner of the working class.

on states like India and Turkey trying to enlist the bourgeoisie's support in rapid industrialisation and mostly failing (kinda like the Russian Revolution I guess)

—p.83 Development From Below (81) by Bhaskar Sunkara
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1 year, 1 month ago

I guess this belies the notion that there was this national bourgeoisie that was in any way inherently progressive, or was a natural partner of the working class.

on states like India and Turkey trying to enlist the bourgeoisie's support in rapid industrialisation and mostly failing (kinda like the Russian Revolution I guess)

—p.83 Development From Below (81) by Bhaskar Sunkara
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1 year, 1 month ago